z e t s u

The partygoers’ cheers die in their wine-slick throats. 

Portia trips her way up the scaffold, shoving the guards away from Julian and falling in front of him, trembling with sobs. Julian kneels to her height. 

He smiles fondly, laughs softly. It hurts his throat. “You’re still as short as I remember, huh?” 

Portia throws her arms around and sobs into his shoulder, small fingers gripped tight around his shirt, trying to convince herself that he’s there, he’s real, he’s breathing.

Julian whispers, soothes. “It’s okay.” 

But that tone was reserved for patients. Portia could see through the lie.

The wide-eyed crowd parts for Nadia, calling out Portia’s name. 

“Portia, get down from there.”

“You can’t!” Portia screams. She’s breathing harsh, tears streaming. A hiccupping sob wracks her. “You can’t.” 

Nadia stands tall, swallows hard.

“Your majesty.” Portia pleads. Julian turns his head away from the crowd. The night grows cold as the wind blows through. The noose above them sways. 

She whispers this time. “Nadia.” 

***

BAD END

small brain: what a catch donnie is just abt patricks insecurities

normal brain: what a catch donnie symbolizes fob transitioning into the hiatus

genius brain: what a catch donnie represents petes perspective on patricks development as a person throughout the years, his contributions to the music industry and fall out boy as a band. the scene in which patrick rescues the victims of the sinking ship is a metaphor for the lives of his friends and fans which hes influenced in such a positive way. in the end all good things must come to an end, even if its sad, because whats important is the friends we’ve made along the way and the impact we’ve had. but despite it all petes still thinks hes spiraling into a bad place, because crashing and burning is the only possible outcome for him, even if the rest of fob isn’t. what he cares about is what they want, even if its not he thinks the best for himself - the ship that sinks is fall out boy as a band, the other members escape it because they realize they need it right now, however pete is so attached that no matter how much it hurts him, he clings to it regardless

E n l i g h t e n e d  B r a i n :  P E T E  W E N T Z  I S  T H E  S E A G U L L

Mermaids: A Guide

Contents

  • O R I G I N S 
    Atargatis 
    Greek Gods

  • S P E C I E S
    General Capabilities
    - Nereides
    - Sirens 
    - Zagreus
    - Melusina
    - Briareos 
    - Galatos

  • L A N G U A G E
    Origins
    Basic Phrases
    Endearments

  • C U L T U R E 
    Magic
    Honor & Law
    Mating vs Bonding
    Courting
    Mating & Children
    Family Life

  • L I N K   T O  T H E  S T O R Y : C O R A L  &  B O N E
    This guide is based on the mermaids of Coral and Bone, who originate from the Assyrian goddess Atargatis and also, the Greek gods. This explores the theory of if the gods and their descendants fled to the sea in modern times.

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hugging nct dream

jisung

  • doesn’t give many hugs and when he does, they ain’t very long >:(( 
  • if u wanted longer, more cuddly hugs, u’d have to cling onto him, but then he’d whine abt how he’s ‘suffocating’ smFh
  • tbh i feel like jisung is still pretty weird about doing couple things 
  • he’d prefer holding your hand or putting his arm around your shoulders rather than hugging u 
  • when u do hug him, he gets all shy and blushy and his face just burns up 
  • he gets so red, he buries his face in your neck and whines when u tease him 
  • “is the great jisung park getting shy from a simple hug ??????”
  • “SHUT UP Y/N” 
  • his nose always scrunches up like a lil bunny when u jump into his arms 
  • sometimes he’ll feel pretty clingy and needy for attention, but he’s too awkward to vocalize it, so he’ll just stare at u with puppy eyes until u get the hint
  • if u don’t tho, he’ll whine ur name and complain abt how u never pay attention to him (that shit head)

mark

  • GIGGLES GIGGLES GIGGLES 
  • when u run up to him and jump in his arms, he’d be surprised at first, but then he’d start giggling like a maniac
  • he just thinks ur SO CUTE WHEN U JUMP INTO HIS ARMS AND CLING ONTO HIM LIKE A KOALA BEAR
  • mark strikes me as someone who LOVES hugs, especially after a long day 
  • he just loves falling into ur arms and squishing his face in your neck and just SIGHING BECAUSE HIS DAY HAS BEEN SO LONG, BUT EVERYTHING IS BETTER BECAUSE !!! UR HERE NOW !!!!!!
  • PLS pepper his face with kisses when u hug him, he’ll love u FOREVER
  • mark is just SO cuddly, he just wants to love u ;;;;
  • he whispers in ur ear about how much he missed u or something like “u look so pretty today” or something CHEESY AS HELL and he loves ur reaction

donghyuck

  • G A Z I N G I N T O U R E Y E S 
  • donghyuck ??? brushing your hair away while he looks into ur eyes and asks u abt ur day ???? I THINK Y E S
  • S O F T S M I L E S AS HE STARES AT U BECAUSE HE IS JUST SO WHIPPED FOR U AND UR ENTIRE EXISTENCE
  • if u call him out about it or tease him, he’ll turn rEal defensive real fast
  • “i don’t know what ur saying fucker ur dead to me” 
  • hyuck is such a worrywart, he hugs u every time u leave the dorms and refuses to let u go until he deems the hug ‘good enough’ 
  • just wants to hug u real tight in case something happens ;;;;
  • HE LOVES RESTING HIS FOREHEAD AGAINST YOURS AND KISSING UR NOSE AHHHH
  • u’ve learned not to tease him in these cute-long hug moments because that means donghyuck will hug u a lot longer than usual and do cheesier couple things with u
  • the way he rests his hands on your waist and pulls you closer just makes u MELT

jeno

  • THE CUDDLIEST TEDDY BEAR
  • BACK HUGS !!!!
  • HE LOVES BURYING HIS FACE IN UR NECK AND PEPPERING KISSES ALL THE WAY UP TO UR CHEEKS 
  • when u run into his arms and bury your face in his chest he just DIES
  • teases u lovingly
  • “did u miss me that much, sweetheart?” 
  • “shut the fuck up jeno” 
  • MELODIC LAUGHS THAT STEAL UR HEART IN 0.2 SECONDS
  • SOMETIMES HE LIFTS U UP AND TWIRLS U AROUND !!!!
  • he is the smiliest baby whenever u cling onto him 
  • refuses to let u go even LONG after the hug has ended 
  • u have to drag him around with u to places
  • “*walks into the nct dorm kitchen with a pouty jeno close behind clinging onto ur waist* oh hey taeyong what’s up my dude”
  • SPEAKING OF POUTY JENO, HE POUTS IF U TEASE HIM AND DODGE HIS KISSES
  • he is just so happy when he hugs u, it’s so cute

jaemin

  • THIS BABY LOVES RESTING HIS HEAD ON TOP OF URS 
  • he always teases u abt how short u are and pats ur head, but when u get salty, he’ll always pull u into a big bear hug and kiss ur head
  • he is also a strong advocator of picking u up and twirling u around because goDDAMNIT UR SO CUTE AND HE WANTS THE ENTIRE WORLD TO KNOW HE LOVES U
  • he loves making u flustered 
  • he’ll whisper things in your ear like: “i missed you so much” and “how’s the prettiest baby in the world doing today?” HNGGGG NA JAEMIN 
  • will always find a way or reason to hug u 
  • tangle ur fingers into his hair and watch him melt in ur arms 
  • PET HIS HAIR OR RUN UR FINGERS THROUGH IT WHILE HE RESTS HIS HEAD ON URS AND HE’LL JUST DIE AND LOVE U FOREVER OH MY GOSH
  • if u go in to kiss him, he’ll dodge all of ur attempts until u get pouty and then he’ll give u the longest fuckin kiss that takes ur breath away
  • probably ends up tickling u after long hugs 
  • hugs u anytime anyday in front of anyone

renjun

  • REN IS SUCH A SHY LIL BABY THAT LOVES HUGS
  • HE LOVES WHEN U THROW YOUR ARMS AROUND HIS NECK AND PULL HIM DOWN SO HE CAN BURY HIS FACE IN YOUR CHEST AND JUST !!!!
  • this baby always hugs you sosososo tightly and never wants to let go
  • blushes bright red when u tease him about it
  • “awh ren, did u miss me?”
  • “(๑•́ ω •̀๑)”
  • he just becomes so soft whenever u hug him
  • loves when u hug him because then he just feels so protected and safe and comfortable with u
  • if u peck his lips over and over again, his heart will actually burst and he’ll end up shoving his face back into ur chest, whining abt how ur so mean to him
  • pet his hair and say things like “how’s my pretty baby doing today?” or “good morning sugar plum” and he’ll just melt into ur body

chenle

  • GIGGLY BABY
  • giggles a lot, but probably less than mark
  • always gives u half hugs
  • and by half hugs, i mean he clings onto your arm and buries his face in your neck until u pay attention to him and hug him back
  • HE IS SO SMILEY WHEN U HUG HIM
  • chenle is SO the type to be holding your hand and tug you into a big hug all of a sudden
  • KISS HIS CHEEKS OH MY GOSH 
  • when y’all are hugging and he tries to pull away, grab his face (GENTLY) and smack your lips on his cheek and he won’t even THINK about leaving u, he’s too busy laughing
  • most hugs end in u sitting on his lap (or the other way around) on the couch or smth and u’d just talk abt your day together 
  • if u fall asleep like that, y’all best believe the older boys (and jisung) are gonna tease the two of u
  • he loves squishing ur face and kissing your puffed out lips because he thinks u look ridiculously cute
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Music Spells

So I was thinking about all the different ways music could be used in spell writing.. and coming up with meaningful correspondences is fun but what if it was something more formulaic? Like something along the lines of sigil making.

A spell could be as simple as a motif. It doesn’t have to be a full piece with complicated details. It could be just a few notes you would hum to yourself because they have meaning to you and they resonate a certain energy with you.

One idea I have is corresponding pitches to the letters of the alphabet.
There are 12 pitches in an octave, so the letters would be divided into 12 groups. For example,
(0) A, M, Y
(1) B, N, Z
(2) C, O
(3) D, P
(4) E, Q
(5) F, R
(6) G, S
(7) H, T
(8) I, U
(9) J, V
(10/t) K, W
(11/e) L, X
or if you would like to stick to a specific scale (let’s use an arbitrary major scale for this example),
(Do) A, H, O, V
(Re) B, I, P, W
(Mi) C, J, Q, X
(Fa) D, K, R, Y
(Sol) E, L, S, Z
(La) F, M, T
(Ti) G, N, U
For these examples I grouped the letters by having the letters follow the notes alphabetically, and then repeat notes when they ran out. But there are many other ways you could group them, for example, you could divide the alphabet by 12 pitches, and have the first 3 letters be pitch 0, the next 3 pitch 1, etc.

So for the actual spell!
This would be similar to sigils in the sense that you can write a sentence, respresenting your intent, and then using the formula, turn those into pitches!

For example, the phrase “I am safe” would be “8 0 0 6 0 5 4” using the first method, or “Re Do La Sol Do La Sol” using the second.
One you have the pitches you can be creative, by adding rhythms (maybe build phrases based on word or sentence lengths?), harmonies, articulation (maybe accents on capital letters?), etc.

I hope this gives peoples some ideas!

(Also if it’s just for small motifs like this, I am willing to do spell requests! And I can have them played or sung in whatever instrument you like!)